Top 10 Fortnite Best Pickaxes (And How To Get Them)

Fortnite Best Pickaxes
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What are the must-have pickaxes in Fortnite? 

In the beloved game of Fortnite, many gamers find it arduous to choose the extension of their Fortnite skins, the pickaxe. To help simplify the selection process, you can now find the top 10 best pickaxes in the game, based on aesthetic design, rarity, exclusivity, visual obstruction and sound effects. From this carefully selected valuation, all gamers can now easily find the best pickaxes for the most optimal gameplay.

10) Reaper 

Reaper Pickaxe

This pickaxe is a big scythe, with reference to the to the notorious Grim Reaper’s scythe.

  • The Reaper is one of the more exclusive pickaxes as it has only been available in the Item Shop twice.
  • The Reaper has a very simple yet powerful feel and look to it, enabling it to fit with a plethora of skins (outfits).
  • The sound the Reaper makes when swung is very clean, smooth, and satisfying.
  • The Reaper is bigger than the average pickaxe, subsequently having more animation and occasionally blocks one’s vision.

The Reaper can only be obtained by purchasing it in the Item Shop for 800 V-Bucks

9) Candy Axe

Candy Axe Pickaxe

The Candy Axe pickaxe features a candy cane in the shape of crowbar with decorative Christmas lights covering the upmost part of the pickaxe.

  • The Candy Axe pickaxe has only been featured in the Item Shop twice around Christmas time, increasing its exclusivity amongst the rest of the pickaxes.
  • The Candy Axe pickaxe is relatively small in comparison to most pickaxes, allowing its user to have a better view of their environment.

The Candy Axe pickaxe can only be obtained in the Item Shop, it can be purchased for 1,500 V-Bucks.

8) AC/DC

AC/DC Pickaxe

The AC/DC pickaxe is a unique-looking pickaxe with a forking rod with two metal balls at the tip – creating an electric current.

  • The AC/DC pickaxe is the very first pickaxe to feature an animation. The electrical current moving along the rod is continuous, even while playing.
  • The AC/DC was only available for the very first battle pass in Season 2, making it quite an exclusive and rare pickaxe.
  • The downside of the AC/DC pickaxe is that it’s the loudest pickaxe in the game, sometimes causing annoyance to its user.

The AC/DC pickaxe can only be obtained from reaching tier 63 in the paid battle pass of Season 2.

7) Pot O' Gold

Pot O' Gold Pickaxe

The Pot O’ Gold pickaxe features a magical 3-leaf clover wand with a floating pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

  • This is one of the more aesthetically appealing pickaxes, the floating pot of gold and rainbow above the 3-leaf clover is the only element in any pickaxe that is not directly attached to the main portion of the pickaxe.
  • The Pot O’ Gold has only been featured in the Item Shop three times, making it quite rare in comparison to many others.
  • The Pot O’ Gold is not too big, allowing for better vision for the user.

The Pot O’ Gold can only be obtained from the Item Shop, it can be bought for 1,200 V-Bucks.

6) Trusty No. 2

Trusty No. 2 Pickaxe

The Trusty No. 2 pickaxe features a unique looking pick with a number 2 pencil, the most common type of pencil in the USA, sticking out from one of the blades. This pickaxe skin is a direct reference to the film John Wick, in which the main protagonist killed a couple of guys with a pencil.

  • The Trusty No. 2 pickaxe is quite small and compact, giving its user a better view of their environment.
  • The hype of the John Wick skin made Trusty No. 2 one of the most popular and desired pickaxe due to its connection with the John Wick character.

The Trusty No. 2 can only be obtained from reaching tier 79 in the paid battle pass of Season 3.

5) Rainbow Smash 

Rainbow Smash Pickaxe

The Rainbow Smash pickaxe features a colorful unicorn head on a stick. The Unicorn features a golden horn, and violet hair with a candy blue body and rainbow-colored details.

  • The Rainbow Smash pickaxe features a unique animation in which the horn of the unicorn grows the more and more kills you get.
  • The Rainbow Smash is a relatively small to normal sized pickaxe, giving its user a better view of their environment.
  • The Rainbow Smash has been featured in the Item Shop nine times, making it a frequently owned pickaxe and diminishing its exclusivity.

The Rainbow Smash pickaxe can only be obtained from the Item Shop, it can be purchased for 1,500 V-Bucks.

4) Pointer

Pointer Pickaxe

The Pointer pickaxe features a rod-like contraption with an orange metal crooked arrow pointing to the side.

  • The Pointer pickaxe is one of the most exclusive pickaxes for it can only be obtained in China. Due to its difficulty to obtain, it will essentially never be seen outside the Chinese servers.
  • Some have referred to this pickaxe as the “click-bait pickaxe” due to its shape.

The Pointer pickaxe can only be obtained by playing the game in the China region, then signing up for a QQ account and playing Fortnite through WeGame. 

3) Raider's Revenge 

Radier's Revenge Pickaxe

The Raider’s Revenge is an apocalyptic-themed pickaxe skin that features a pickaxe’s head tied with a rusty barbed wire to the top of a fireman’s axe.

  • This is one of the most exclusive pickaxes in the game, for it was only featured in Season 1 before Fortnite had its burst of popularity and fewer people played the game. Only players that have played the game from the very beginning will have this pickaxe.
  • The sound of the Raider’s Revenge pickaxe resembles a clattering of rusted metal, giving it a unique sound which no other pickaxe emulates.

The Raider’s Revenge pickaxe can only be obtained through reaching tier 35 in Season 1 and then paying 1,500 V-Bucks. It will never be featured in the Item Shop, making it one of the most rare pickaxes in the game.

2) Studded Axe 

Studded Axe Pickaxe

The Studded Axe features a fancy looking silver axe with some purple gemstones and a gold coil with embedded gemstone for the added bling. The entire axe is shiny and full of sparkles.

  • The best feature about the Studded Axe is that it is the quietest pickaxe in the game. It makes the least amount of sound when swung, which can be advantageous when harvesting materials without giving your position away to enemies.
  • It has been featured in the Item Shop 7 times, making it not a highly exclusive pickaxe.

The Studded Axe pickaxe can only be obtained by purchasing it in the Item Shop for 800 V-Bucks.

1) Crowbar 

Crowbar Pickaxe

The Crowbar pickaxe is a simple, slick crowbar, with a black grip covering most of the bar.

  • The Crowbar pickaxe is the smallest pickaxe in the game, allowing the user to have an optimal view of their environment.
  • The Crowbar pickaxe is quite exclusive due to the challenges need to obtain it.
  • The sound of each swing of the Crowbar pickaxe resembles a smooth metallic swoosh, making a quite satisfying noise for the user.

The Crowbar pickaxe can only be obtained by completing three specific challenges during the limited time mode Get Away. 1) Complete 10 matches of Get Away mode. 2) Deal 500 damage to jewel-carrying opponents. 3) Pick up a jewel in 5 different matches.

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